Hardened concrete can show failures in many ways, from low compressive strength, surface scaling and spalling, through to cracking, exposure of reinforcement and collapse. Failures can be a result of environmental conditions, chemical exposure, and design and/or construction faults.
Visual inspections and testing can be used in conjunction to understand failure mechanisms. Analysing failures enables repair methods to be chosen, establishes the consequences, and apportions responsibility.
The webinar discusses the analysis process:
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